Lithuanian Language and Culture Summer Course 2020

  • Start

    2020-07-12

  • price

    700 eur

  • Credit

    6 ECTS

  • time

    4 weeks

  • Language

    English

Field of study
Language, culture
Duration (in weeks and hours) FULL PACKAGE
4 weeks, 100 hours (approx. 56 hours of language learning)
LANGUAGE COURSE ONLY
4 weeks, approx. 56 hours of language learning
Application deadline
01-06-2020
Dates
12-07-2020 – 09-08-2020
Credits
6 ECTS
Course Leader
Greta Garnytė (greta.garnyte@vdu.lt)
Maximum number of students
Target Group
People interested in Lithuania and the Lithuanian language, people with Lithuanian roots, students who have studied or will come to study in Lithuania.
Entry requirements
18+

Short description
Lithuania is a Baltic country, boasting an equally fascinating and inspiring history, speaking in one of the oldest and most complicated languages in the world (7 cases!), inhabited by friendly, talented people and surrounded by wonderful green nature, lakes, rivers that are simply breath-taking!
This summer course is precisely about that – discovering Lithuania in full: studying the language, exploring wonderful nature and interesting cities, learning about the history, its twists and turns, how we dealt with our Soviet past, “return” to Europe and position in today’s world as well as the challenges that might wait ahead. There is so much to tell. And most importantly, Kaunas plays an important role in the history of Lithuania and you will get to hear it all once you come here!
Lithuanian language and culture summer course is a wonderful opportunity for those who want to (re)discover Lithuania: it is equally interesting for those who have some Lithuanian roots and for those who simply want to enjoy their summer learning about a unique culture and language in a multicultural environment, as you will be studying with people from many different countries!
Language lectures aside, we will touch social, economic, political, cultural and historical aspects of Lithuania and the Baltic Region, enjoy various trips (in Lithuania and not only!) and deal with different tasks as well as the final project from your selected field of interest.
Students who are not complete beginners will take a placement test on the first day of the course to determine their level of the Lithuanian language.

Aim
To learn the Lithuanian language or to improve the existing language skills; to gain insight into Lithuanian culture by participating in lectures, cultural activities, and excursions; to get to know Vytautas Magnus University and Kaunas – the most Lithuanian city.

Learning outcomes
By the end of the course students will be able to:

  • speak, read and write in the Lithuanian language (at A1, A2, B1 or B2 level);
  • understand the historical, social, and political situation in Lithuania;
  • possess knowledge about Lithuanian cinema, music, art, food and literature.

Programme Structure
Lithuanian language lectures, cultural lectures, group work, entertaining activities, excursions.
Topics:

  • Traditional Lithuanian Arts;
  • History of Lithuania;
  • Politics and Society in Today’s Lithuania;
  • Modern Lithuanian Identity;
  • The Features of Lithuanian Literature;
  • Traditional Lithuanian Cuisine;
  • Contemporary Lithuanian Cinema;
  • Trips to visit-worthy spots in Lithuania and Latvia.
Fee
FULL PACKAGE:
EARLY BIRD: EUR 700
FROM MAY 1st: 750
(includes tuition, teaching material, social programme, excursions, refreshments provided during the cultural evening and opening/closing ceremonies).
LANGUAGE COURSE PACKAGE:
EARLY BIRD: EUR 500
FROM MAY 1st: 550
(includes tuition, teaching material, refreshments provided during the cultural evening and opening/closing ceremonies). It Is possible to book participation to selected social and cultural events for additional fee.